Coin or no coin,that's the question.
Mange hovedvandsæg er forsynet med en fod med et lille gemme i bunden, der kan lukkes op. Heri opbevaredes moskus eller andre kostbare duftstoffer, som man ligeledes kunne have fornøjelse af at dufte til.
Many hovedvandsægs are provided with a foot with a small save in the bottom that can be opened. In it were stored musk or other precious fragrances, which one could also have the pleasure of smelling.
As it was used both at home and outdoors (in pocket or purse) one of containers may also have been used for coins.